Author: Angus Shaw

Identity crisis

  They found the passport office in the ruins of Mogadishu and gave them out as  new identity documents for a fee. The idea was that they would be recognised...

Danger: Politics, harmful to health

Bored with the British election coverage? Who is going to swing where? According to The Guardian, the average Briton worries about the personalities and the policies for about two weeks...

Why we never win the lottery

  More chance of seeing  Elvis in the local supermarket, more chance of getting shot dead in a random drive-by. More chance of stumbling across an unpublished Ernest Hemingway manuscript,...

Well, well, Mr Kissinger…

Well, well, Mr Kissinger. The outlook might have looked different in 1974. Dire economic  hardships persist in the developing world. Poor, inadequate harvests are again forecast in Zimbabwe this year....

The shocking truth about the Euro

Shock, horror. The euro has now fallen well below the U.S. dollar. A chocolate euro now costs more than the real coin is worth. As Zimbabwe abandoned the local dollar...

Bringing out our dead

Unless a demented co-pilot plunges his Airbus into the French alps with the loss of all on board, or Jihadists decapitate or burn alive their captives, we seldom reflect on...